Rock & Roll Revival begins Friday at James M. Bennett

It may be winter, but it’s almost time to enjoy the “Best Summer Ever.” The James M. Bennett High School Rock & Roll Revival will showcase the sounds of summer in seven “Best Summer Ever” shows at the JMB Auditorium, Feb. 7-9 and 13-16.

Shows will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, and 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. Tickets are $20 for the weekend shows, $15 for the Thursday night show. Almost all shows will sell out, so plan to secure your tickets now.

Rock & Roll Revival is a 22-year tradition at James M. Bennett High School, and music fans come from all over Delmarva to enjoy the show. Students sing, dance, play in the band, and work in many areas behind the scenes to put on this highly successful show at the JMB Auditorium. Show directors are Dory and Bob Hayman. More than 135 students are involved, and many staff members and parents also take part in making the show a success. Net proceeds benefit the JMB PTSA, which puts the proceeds to great use to support the entire school.

The cast and crew of JMB Rock & Roll Revival are excited to be putting on two school shows on Thursday, Feb. 6, for students from seven elementary schools in Wicomico County Public Schools. Students seeing the 9:30 a.m. show will enjoy Act I, while those at the 12:30 p.m. show will see Act II. These audiences are packed with enthusiastic young music fans who may someday be on the Rock & Roll Revival stage themselves. After each show, cast and crew line the way to the exits to show their appreciation to the elementary students for being a great audience.

Tickets for the 2020 Rock & Roll Revival are available at the Bank of Delmarva on Eastern Shore Drive in Salisbury, during bank hours. Tickets and merchandise are available online at any time at jmbrocknrollrevival.ticketleap.com.

Tickets and merchandise may also be purchased at the JMB Auditorium box office; please check the JMB Rock & Roll Revival Facebook page for box office hours. On show days, the box office will open two hours before showtime, as will the JMB Auditorium lobby. Auditorium doors open for seating one hour before each show.

New this year: Rock & Roll Revival swag bags, and interactive wristbands. The limited-edition swag bags include an exclusive show-themed beach towel that’s perfect for the “Best Summer Ever,” a Rock & Roll logo tumbler and a light-up interactive wristband for the opening show, all inside a Rock & Roll Revival cinch bag, $30. The interactive wristbands are also available on their own for $5; wristbands are activated for use at a show, to make the wearer part of the concert experience. Get geared up now for a great night out at Rock & Roll Revival!

For ticket, merchandise or show information, please email jmbrockandrollrevival@gmail.com, or call 443-735-0711. Check out show news on Facebook and Twitter at JMB Rock & Roll Revival, and on Instagram at jmbrocknroll.

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